Revista argentina de microbiología
versión On-line ISSN 1851-7617
PUCCI, G.N. y PUCCI, H.. Variation in the composition of Rhodococcus rodochrous GNP-OHP-38r cell membrane fatty acids in response to temperature and salinity. Rev. argent. microbiol. [online]. 2004, vol.36, n.2, pp. 57-62. ISSN 1851-7617.
The members of the genus Rhodococcus are frequent and abundant inhabitants of polluted areas with hydrocarbons and they resist the salinity present in the central Patagonia. This genus has good capacity to eliminate pollution produced by hydrocarbons that constitutes the biggest pollutant agent in the region. The present work studies the answer in the composition of its fatty acids under the combined action of the temperature and saline concentration of an isolated stump of a landfarming system. The strategy of Rhodococcus rodochrous strain GNP-OHP-38r in front of the thermal-osmotic stress is the increase of the percentage of the total saturated fatty acids (n:0); fatty acids branched in the terminal carbon with hidroxyl group in position 2 (n:0 iso 2 OH) and saturated with group methyl in carbon 10 (n:0 10 metil) when the temperature is increased. These acids increase while the percentage of n:1 cis decrease.
Palabras clave : fatty acids; temperature; salinity.